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Coral Reef Oriental Poppy

SKU: AM018899
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
Refined yet bold, 'Coral Reef' Oriental Poppy combines the delicacy and grace of annual cultivars with the vigor of perennial Oriental Poppies. Fern-like foliage is curiously soft and adds beautiful texture to the strong, upright flower stems. Large silky blooms are a delicate shade of coral, enchanting with silken petals surrounding a deep purple-black center. (Papaver)
key features
Botanical Name
Papaver orientale Coral Reef
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
28-32" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


(28-32” tall x 24” wide) 'Coral Reef' Oriental Poppy quickly emerges from dormancy in early spring and delivers a stunning feature only a few short weeks later. The large 6” flowers bloom in late spring with an enchanting warm pink with deep purple-black stamens, which look fabulous in vases and attract pollinators. Gardeners will appreciate those blossoms in the border or in the vase. Plant 'Coral Reef' Oriental Poppy in full sun or part shade in fertile, well-drained soils. Deer and rabbit resistant for worry-free gardening. Oriental Poppies are long-lived, and establish a deep taproot, which can be temperamental if you choose to move them mid-season - although pieces of root left after a move may result in a new plant next season. To take advantage of the long-lasting blooms as cut flowers, boil the bottom of the cut stems in water before putting in a vase to thwart the milky sap which stops water uptake. Plants will go dormant in mid-summer, so consider planting them near summer stunners that need a little time to get going in the spring.